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 Last update:  5/7/2014       Read more by Barry Cooper         
   
Ogogo Hopes To Emulate Hatton's Success in Vegas
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By Barry Cooper, courtesy of The Daily Star

OLYMPIC hero Anthony Ogogo got his first taste of the bright lights of Las Vegas and now wants more.

Middleweight Ogogo, who won bronze for TeamGB in the London Games two years ago, delivered a hugely impressive American debut on Saturday night, stopping New Yorker Jonuel Tapia inside three rounds.

A punishing right hook prompted referee Jay Nady to end the contest.

Now Ogogo wants to follow in the footsteps of Ricky Hatton and become a fixture on the world famous Strip.

Ogogo said: "One my dreams is not to be just Britain's best middleweight, but to be like Ricky Hatton was and bring 10,000 or 15,000 fans to Las Vegas and have amazing nights here like Ricky did.

"Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer always talks about my hand speed and says I am a bit like Amir Khan.

"I want to really impress Richard as he has got the power to get me fighting back here again. I also want to impress for myself, my family and Britain, but he is powerful and hopefully after that performance he will let me come back again.

"The experience of coming here has given me that little bit more incentive to keep on and to turn myself into a big star, like Amir, or Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

"This whole week has just proved to me, this is where I want to be. I'm not naοve or silly and I know I am a good few years from being at that top level, but that's where I want to get to one day and hopefully if I keep working hard that day won't be too far in the future."

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comment by wja1966, on 05-08-2014
[QUOTE=ukalltheway]Christ I didn't have a clue there was a shooting That must have been scary as fcck[/QUOTE] For a couple of minutes my heartbeat was beating as fast as it ever has and with thousands of people screaming and jumping over counters and into shops im just glad I survived. I...

comment by wja1966, on 05-08-2014
[QUOTE=Corelone]The media reported that a temporary wall fell over, making the sound and that someone had been injured. Several people reported a gun shot, but this is the first eye witness I've heard from.[/QUOTE] Yes I know a massive attempted cover up by the MGM Grand but just ask those peo...

comment by ukalltheway, on 05-07-2014
[QUOTE=wja1966]Yes the shooting happened after the floyd fight when we was leaving the building and I saw a guy who was shot through the leg leaving a massive hole. I think Ogogo will become a big star and with his Bronze medal, subway adverts and been on a dancing show I think he's quite well...

comment by Corelone, on 05-07-2014
The media reported that a temporary wall fell over, making the sound and that someone had been injured. Several people reported a gun shot, but this is the first eye witness I've heard from.

comment by wja1966, on 05-07-2014
[QUOTE=Juof]There was a shooting?!?! Tbh I think Ogogo won't be too popular. I feel he made a big mistake in joining Gbp before the uk fans got to know him. Should of joined Eddie Hearn built up his fan base then went on to join Gbp and be more known. The dude would of got hyped to shit over ...

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